- Three policemen suspended, case registered against them
- They were seen in video brutally beating a man inside police station
- The man was picked up by cops from a village in Deoria
Three policemen have been suspended and a First Information Report (FIR) registered against them after they were seen in a video brutally beating a man allegedly involved in a mobile theft case in Deoria, a senior police official said on Thursday.
The man, Sumit Goswami, was picked up by police on Wednesday from Mahen village following a complaint that he stole a mobile phone.
Three constables took him to a police station and beat him brutally. An unidentified man made a video of the policemen thrashing Mr Goswami. The clip is viral onsocial media.
This is the @deoriapolice , viciously assaulting a young man accused of mobile theft by his neighbour , inside a police station. One cop tries to smash the man's face with his boot , the man is hit multiple times with a belt as other cops pin him down . Three cops suspended ... pic.twitter.com/hzDplXrDv0— Alok Pandey (@alok_pandey) January 10, 2020
Taking note of the video, senior police officer Shripati Mishra ordered a probe into the incident by the circle officer. Based on his report, three constables - Chandramauleshwar Singh, Lal Bihari and Jitendra Yadav - were suspended, the police officer said.
"Beating anyone is not acceptable. An FIR is also being registered against the constables," he said.